7 Dec , 2013

CPRC on the Dana Show on December 6th to discuss bill extending ban on plastic guns

The interview with Dana Loesch is available here.…

6 Dec , 2013

Opinion piece at Fox News: “NFL hypocrisy — Bloomberg anti-gun ads ok but ad about ‘protection’ is banned?”

The piece by the Crime Prevention Research Center starts this way:

New York City Mayor and gun control advocate Michael Bloomberg sure knows how to get his way.

This week the NFL, after featuring anti-gun ads during the last two Super Bowls, it decided that an ad offering the opposite point of view in the upcoming Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2 was just too much.

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3 Dec , 2013

CPRC in the news about Obama’s push for Sandy Hook anniversary events

Chuck Ross at the Daily Caller has this:

. . . But at least one prominent gun and crime researcher says he thinks that the OFA campaign is misleading.

“Obviously background checks wouldn’t have stopped Newtown,” John Lott Jr., president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

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1 Dec , 2013

Murder and homicide rates before and after gun bans

Original post: Every place that has been banned guns (either all guns or all handguns) has seen murder rates go up. You cannot point to one place where murder rates have fallen, whether it’s Chicago or D.C. or even island nations such as England, Jamaica, or Ireland.

For an example of homicide rates before and after a ban, take the case of the handgun ban in England and Wales in January 1997 (source here see Table 1.01 and the column marked “Offences currently recorded as homicide per million population,” UPDATED numbers available here).  …

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24 Nov , 2013

Fusion TV debate on “Are Guns in Classrooms a Good Idea?”


Fusion TV is a joint venture of ABC and Univision, and it is aimed at young people and also Hispanics.  This segment is only about a third of our interview. When John Lott was able to respond, he pointed out that Katherine Seymour fears about what might happen weren’t justified.  The link is also available here.…

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10 Nov , 2013

Rep. Matt Gaetz, The Chair Of Florida “Stand Your Ground” Hearings, cites statistics from CPRC during debate


The Crime Prevention Research Center’s recent testimony to the US Senate has had implications for the Stand Your Ground debate in Florida. Rep. Matt Gaetz began quoting from John Lott’s testimony at about 3:31 into this video and continues until 4:31. Gaetz’s entire testimony is worth listening to and quite powerful.…

5 Nov , 2013

Newest Fox New piece: New gun rules for Neighborhood Watch volunteers in Sanford, Fla. about race, politics not saving lives

John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:

When lives are on the line, what saves lives — not politics – should guide policy.

Gun control advocates used to warn about blood in the streets if we didn’t tighten gun laws, but as concealed handgun permits in the U.S.

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4 Nov , 2013

Some notes on John Roman’s “Race, Justifiable Homicide, and Stand Your Ground Laws: Analysis of FBI Supplementary Homicide Report Data,” Urban Institute

A copy of Roman’s report is available here.  Apparently, the report was referenced extensively in last week’s Senate testimony on Stand Your Ground laws.

1) If you were to do this study right, you would look at the change in justifiable homicides in each state before and after the Stand Your Ground law went into effect.  

31 Oct , 2013

White Regression Gun Ownership

Evaluating: “Racism, gun ownership and gun control: Biased attitudes in US whites may influence policy decisions”

Greg Gutfeld made use of the discussion below in his appearance on Fox News’ “The Five” on Friday (transcript here).
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.comJohn Lott’s op-ed at Fox News summarizing part of the post below is available here.

Original Post:

Four academics from Australia and the UK have really gone out of their way to put together some poorly done research (Kerry O’Brien, Walter Forrest, Dermot Lynott, and Michael Daly).  

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29 Oct , 2013

Crime Prevention Research Center in the News regarding Senate hearing on Stand Your Ground laws

From the Jackson County Floridian: Witnesses, from left, Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin; Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr., Clinical Professor of Law, Director of the Criminal Justice Institute, Harvard Law School; David LaBahn, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys president and CEO; Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies at Cato Institute; John R.…

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